Saguenay Fjord South Shore

Sentier Notre-Dame, Kapatakan

Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean's small "Compostela" stretches over 215 km, connecting the Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay  from Rivière-Éternité to the National Sanctuary Ermitage Saint-Antoine de Lac-Bouchette . During this pilgrimage, 14 theme-based sectors are offered throughout cities and villages, allowing for the discovery of places of spirituality, culture and nature.

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Length: 251 km
  • Trail Map

Ermitage Saint-Antoine  T 418.348.6344  |  1.800.868.6344

Sentier du Lac-Kénogami

This trail with three shelters has a suspension bridge and self-propelled platforms. It's located between Mont Lac-Vert and the City of Saguenay (Laterrière).

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty:  Difficult
  • Length: 41 km
  • Approximate duration: 3 days
  • Trail Map

Accessible in Laterrière, via Route 175 South, at KM 221.5 (Chemin de la rivière Simoncouche), or atop Mont-Lac-Vert in Hébertville.

Saguenay (secteur Lac-Kénogami)
T 418 673.0994

Sentiers de L'Anse-Saint-Jean

Nestled in the mountain valley, L’Anse-Saint-Jean is a unique natural haven along the coastline of the Saguenay Fjord. Its exceptional beauty is recognized by the Association des plus beaux villages du Québec (association for the most beautiful villages in Québec).

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty: Easy, intermediate, difficult
  • Several trails are available all with panoramic vistas.
  • Access from Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay

3 rue du Couvent, L'Anse-Saint-Jean, G0V 1J0
T 418.272.2633

Sentiers du Mont-Édouard

During the summer, the Mont-Édouard recreational centre offers trails from the foot of the mountain all the way to the top. A 60-foot observation tower and 5 scenic vistas anchored between cliffs offer exceptional views of the glacial valley and backcountry! No charge for admission.

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty: Easy, intermediate
  • Length: 3 km linear family-friendly trail, 1.5 km linear Sentier Vertige (high heights)
  • Access from Sentier Les Murailles

67, rue Dallaire, L’Anse-Saint-Jean, G0V 1J0
T 418.272.2927 | 1.877.420.3193

Petit-Saguenay River

Trail that skirts along the magnificent Petit-Saguenay River, it begins at the Club des Messieurs, at 1.7 km upstream from the village. It grants access to salmon fishing pitfalls. At 2.5 km, an approximately 30-meter long suspended footbridge spans the river. 

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty:  Easy
  • Length: 3.5 km, linear
  • Atlantic salmon observation

100, rue Eugène-Morin, Petit-Saguenay, G0V 1N0
T 418.272.1169 | 1.877.272.1169

Sentiers Village-Vacances Petit-Saguenay

From l'anse Saint-Étienne, where an ancient village once stood, you'll have access to a trail offering magnificent panoramic views of the Saguenay Fjord. The trails can also be reached from the Village-Vacances

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty: Easy, intermediate
  • Length: 15.5 km, linear and loop
  • Access from Parc national du Fjord-du-Saguenay
  • Accommodations and activities also available.

99, chemin Saint-Étienne, Petit-Saguenay, G0V 1N0
T 418.272.3193 | 1.877.420.3193

Sentier Les Murailles

These trails introduce hikers to the backcountry of the Bas-Saguenay area forged by glaciers millions of year ago. While travelling though the deep valleys, visitors will understand why this path has the name “Les Murailles” (the walls). Since Coop Quatre Temps are no longer operating, we suggest contacting one of the tourist information centres in Petit-Saguenay and L'Anse-Saint-Jean for information on trail conditions.

Characteristics:

  • Difficulty: Intermediate, difficult
  • Length: 43 km

N48.2164,W-70.0770 (voie d'accès principale)